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Jennifer Lawrence Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage
Who is Jennifer Lawrence?
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress and the highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016 in the world. Her films gross over $6 billion worldwide to date. In 2013, she appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list. She also appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016.
Lawrence started performing in her childhood in church plays and school musicals. When she was fourteen she vacationed in New York City with her family and a talent scout spotted her and arranged for her audition for talent agents. Jennifer moved to Los Angeles and started her acting career with playing guest roles on television. She acted in a minor role in the TV pilot Company Town (2006), that never aired nor sold. It was followed by guest roles in various television shows, such as Monk (2006) and Medium (2007).
Jennifer got her first role as a series regular on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. She played the part of Lauren, the rebellious teenage daughter of a family living in suburban Louisville, Colorado. The collection went on for three seasons and premiered in 2007. She won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a TV Series for the role in 2009. Lawrence got her movie debut in the 2008 drama movie Garden Party, playing a troubled teenager called Tiff.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Age
Aged 31 as of 2021, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born in Indian Hills, Kentucky, U.S on August 15, 1990. She shares birthday with many celebrities such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Ben Affleck, Anthony Anderson, Princess Anne, Lillian Carter, Kerri Walsh, Louis de Broglie among others.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Family
Jennifer Lawrence’s Parents
Lawrence, born in Indian Hills, Kentucky was born to Gary and Karen. Her father was a construction company owner and her mother was a summer camp manager. Her father also coached a boy’s team in her school in which Lawrence played. Karen raised Lawrence to be tough like her brothers and did not allow her to play with other girls in preschool.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Siblings
Lawrence was born as the third born child in a family of three children. She has two elder siblings, brothers Ben and Blaine. She is distantly related to Jeremy Renner, American Hustle co-star through a common ancestor called Robert Teague.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Education
Lawrence attended and studied at the Kammerer Middle School in Louisville. She participated in school activities including cheerleading, softball, field hockey and basketball, which she played on a boy’s team that her father coached. She dropped out of school at age 14 without receiving a GED or a diploma to pursue her career.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Interests
Lawrence had many interests such as cheerleading, softball, field hockey and basketball. She also enjoyed horseback riding thus frequently visited a local horse farm. Her acting interest also began when she was young as she performed for her father dressing up as a crown or ballerina.
Jennifer is a known feminist who has promoted body positivity among women and supports same-sex marriage. She is also a Republican and voted for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election and has been critical of the party. Lawrence supported and campaigned for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
Jennifer has lend her support to various charitable organizations, such as the World Food Programme, Feeding America and the Thirst Project. She combined efforted with the United Nations to Publicize poverty and hunger. also she has partnered with other celebrities and organizations to raise money to help people and organizations that are in need and with disabilities.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Spouses
Lawrence was in a relationship with her co-star Nicholas Hoult while filming X-Men: First Class from 2010 and separated in 2014. She later in September 2016 began dating filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. They met when filming Mother! and separated in November 2017.
Jennifer started a relationship with Cooke Maroney, an art gallery director in 2018. They engaged in February 2019 and married that October in Rhode Island.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Kids
It was confirmed in September 2021 that the couple was expecting their first child together.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Career
Later she appeared in director Guillermo Arriaga’s feature film debut The Burning Plain (2008), a drama narrated in a hyperlink format. She portrayed as the teenage daughter of Kim Basinger’s character, who realizes her mother’s extramarital relationship. Jennifer shared the role with Charlize Theron, who played the older version of her character. Her outstanding performance earned her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Emerging Actress at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.
Lawrence appeared in the music video for song ”The Mess I made” by Parachute in 2008. She also starred in Lori Petty’s drama The Poker House as the oldest of three sisters living with a drug-abusing mother the same year. Her performance in the film won her an Outstanding Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Career Breakthrough
Her breakthrough role came in Debra Granik’s independent drama Winter’s Bone (2010), based on Daniel Woodrell’s novel of the same title. She was featured as 17-year-old Ree Dolly, a poverty-stricken teenage girl in the Ozark Mountains. The girl cares for her mentally ill mother and younger siblings while searching for her missing father. Lawrence traveled to the Ozarks one week before filming began to live with the family on whom the story was based. She learned to fight, skin squirrels and chop wood in preparation for her part in the movie.
The production won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundace Film Festival. The actress received the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and her first nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama. She also received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a female Actor in a Leading Role as well as for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Jennifer became the second-youngest Best Actress nominee at the time.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Worldwide popularity
Lawrence took on supporting role in Like Crazy, a romantic drama about long-distance relationships, starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in 2011. She appeared again later with Yelchin in Jodie Foster’s black comedy The Beaver, along Foster and Mel Gibson. It was filmed in 2009, but the production was delayed because of controversy concerning Gibson and earned less then half of its $21 million budget.
Lawrence looked for something less serious after a dramatic role in Winter’s Bone. She found it in her first high-profile release- Matthew Vaughn’s superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011)-a prequel to the X-Men film series. She played as the shapeshifting mutant Mystique, a role played by Rebecca Romijn in the previous films. Lawrence lost weight and practiced yoga for the role and had to undergo eight hours of makeup for the Mystique’s blue form. Latex pieces and body paint were applied to her otherwise nude body, as Romijn had done on the other movies. The makeup process required her to report to set at 2:00 am although she was intimidated in the role as she admired Romijn.
The film earned $350 million worldwide becoming Lawrence’s highest-grossing movie at that point. Lawrence starred as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, an adaptation of the first book of author Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. The series tells the story of the teenage heroine Everdeen as she joins rebel forces against a totalitarian government after winning a brutal televised annual event. Lawrence trained archery, rock and tree climbing and hand-to-hand combat techniques and other physically demanding activities for the role.
The Hunger Games became a top-grossing film featuring a female lead, making her the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. The movie’s success established her as a global star. Lawrence portrayed Tiffany Maxwell, a young widow with an undisclosed mental disorder in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook later in 2012. It is an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel of the same title. It follows her character as she finds companionship with Pat Solitano Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper), a man suffering from bipolar disorder.
2013 to 2014
Jennifer received the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her outstanding performance. She became the second-youngest Best Actress winner at age 22. Lawrence’s final movie of the year was Mark Tonderai’s critically panned thriller House at the End of the Street along Max Thieriot and Elisabeth Shue. Jennifer hosted an episode of the NBC late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. She had filmed for a small-scale production The Devil You Know in 2005 which became her first release of 2013.
Later she reprised the role of Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment in the Hunger Games series. The same year she took on a supporting role in David O. Russell’s ensemble black comedy crime American Hustle. She played as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the neurotic wife of conman Irving Rosenfeld (played by Christian Bale). Jennifer won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also he received her third Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award nominations, her first in the supporting category. She became the youngest actor to accrue three Oscar nominations.
2014 to 2016
Lawrence portrayed Serena Pemberton in Susanne Bier’s depression-era drama Serena (2014), based on the novel by Ron Rash with the same title. In the film she and her husband George (Bradley Cooper) become involved in criminal activities after realizing they cannot bear children. Lawrence reprised the role of Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel of both X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011). She released the two final installments of The Hunger Games film series Mockingjay-Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015). Lawrence recorded the song ”The Hanging Tree” for the soundtrack of the former film, which charted on multiple international singles charts.
Jennifer worked with David O. Russell for the third on the biopic Joy (2015). She played the eponymous character, a troubled single mother who turns into a prosperous businesswoman after inventing the Miracle Mop. This won Lawrence the third Golden Globe and became nominated for another Academy Award for Best Actress. She became the youngest actor in history to accrue four Oscar nominations. She began providing the narration for A Beautiful Planet, a documentary film that explores Earth from the International Space Station in 2016.
Latest film projects
Later she played Mystique for the third time in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Despite the film receiving mixed reviews, Lawrence was awarded Favorite Movie Actress at the 43rd People’s Choice Awards. In the science fiction romance Passengers (2016), Lawrence was paid $20 million to star and received top billing over co-star Chris Pratt. Psychological horror movie mother! by Darren Aronofsky was Jennifer’s sole release of 2017. She portrayed a young wife who experiences trauma when her home is invaded by unexpected guests. Despite her reluctance to rehearsals in previous assignments, she spent three months in a warehouse in Brooklyn rehearsing.
The next year she played as Dominika Egorova, a Russian spy who makes contact with a mysterious CIA agent (played by Joel Edgerton). This was in Francis Lawrence’s espionage thriller Red Sparrow , based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same title. She prepared by learning to speak in a Russian accent and trained in ballet for four months. Lawrence made her fourth and final appearance as Mystique, in the superhero movie Dark Phoenix a year later but it ended up as a critical and box office failure.
Jennifer is set to next produce and star in Lila Neugebauer’s independent drama Red, White and Water that will be distributed by A24. Lawrence is slated to play alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet in Adam McKay’s comedy film Don’t Look Up for Netflix.
She will portray the mafia informant Arlyne Brickman and Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers in Paolo Sorrentino’s movie adaptation of Teresa Carpenter’s book Mob Girl and untitled biopic respectively. Additionally she will produce and star in Luca Guadagnino’s film adaptation of the novel Burial Rites. It is about the last woman to be executed for murder in Iceland.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Residence
Lawrence resides in Lower Manhattan, New York City and Beverly Hills, California as of May 2019.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Height
Lawrence has a height of 5 ft. 9 in (1.75 m) matching her fit body weight of 63 kg (139 lbs.).
Jennifer Lawrence’s Net Worth
American actress, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence has been active since 2006 to date. She has named the world’s highest-paid actress several times and has grossed over $6 billion worldwide to date. She has an anticipated net worth of $160 million as of 2021.